Surveyor or Senior Surveyor – Portland, OR

Surveyor or Senior Surveyor

Portland General Electric Company

Portland, OR




This is an opportunity to join our exciting land surveying team at Portland General Electric. Our group enjoys working on a diverse and challenging array of projects that support the electrification of our society.

As a Land Surveyor you will provide and manage land surveying services for all departments within company. You will also lead technical support and have advanced and specialized expertise in an analytical/technical processes, typically developed through a combination of job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience.  In this role you will complete assignments and facilitate the work activities of others; may coordinate work beyond own area. Additionally, proposing improvements to processes and methods and acting as a lead, coordinating the work of others but is not a supervisor.

  • This role will develop and foster client relationships and assist in mentoring team members while managing multiple and diverse survey projects. This role will also have the opportunity to enjoy time working in the field.

*posted as a Senior Surveyor, also open to mid-level Surveyor experience.  See determining qualifications below.


  • Survey Operations Provides lead direction of survey crew activities and exercises judgment on techniques and procedures to be followed in the acquisition of survey data for repetitive surveys or surveys of a unique nature.
  • Survey Measurements Accurately measuring distances and angles for complex surveys which meet criteria established for the highest degree of precision and reliability is essential (i.e., conducting FERC-mandated control surveys for PGE hydroelectric dams).
  • Process Survey Data Gives input and designs workflow processes and techniques to acquire desired data.
  • Graphical Representations Prepares and reviews graphical representations of completed work. Transfers raw electronic field data to desktop and laptop computers for processing. Calculates and coalesces positional relationships from diverse sources: electronic files, field survey notes, record surveys and maps and deed descriptions.
  • Descriptions Writes reviews and finalizes legal descriptions.
  • CAD Prepares, reviews and stamps maps, sketches and surveys using CAD and other types of software.
  • Computations Performs and reviews computations and prepares accurate electronic drawings dealing with "as built" conditions; prepares and analyzes legal descriptions and accompanying drawings, areas, volumes, positions and elevations of land masses, structures, equipment or piping systems. Solves complex computational problems.
  • Coordination Coordinates and interfaces with civil, plant, distribution and transmission engineers, service design project managers, technicians, property agents and drafters and records clerks; shares information resources as needed with public agencies (federal, state, county, city), surveyors and engineers of other companies.


Required – Senior Surveyor:

  • Education Bachelor's degree in survey technology or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience eight or more years in surveying, computer-aided design work or equivalent
  • Certifications, Licenses and Training Professional Survey License required within six months of entry.
  • Valid Driver's License required

Required – Surveyor:

  • Education Associate's degree in survey technology or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience Five or more years in surveying, computer-aided design work or equivalent.
  • Certifications, Licenses and Training Land Surveyor in Training (Oregon State Board of Engineering and Land Surveying) certificate required within six months of entry.
  • Valid Driver's License required


  • Boundary and right-of-way resolution skills.
  • Strong survey project management skills.
  • Extensive knowledge in creating deliverables as related to right-of-way, field, mapping and modeling to support civil and electrical design processes.
  • Thorough knowledge of survey industry standards and state and local laws.
  • Advanced skill in operating survey equipment, including Global Positioning System (GPS), robotic total station, total station and electronic and self-leveling level.
  • Advanced skill in operating precise electronic total station for control surveys.
  • Thorough knowledge of real property boundary law, legal description writing and Public Land Survey System.
  • Thorough knowledge of field and office survey practices, including property, topographic, control, engineering, industrial and construction.
  • Thorough knowledge of plane survey mathematics; understanding of theory of measurement error and knowledge of principles and techniques of error adjustments.
  • Thorough knowledge of geodetic survey mathematics; understanding of geodetic datum; familiarity with a variety of map projections and state plane coordinates.
  • Working skills in the use of Windows Operating System and MS Office applications.
  • Advanced ability to graphically present survey results in a variety of electronic formats. Intermediate ability to read engineering plans.
  • Advanced ability to read and lay out legal descriptions of real property

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Portland General Electric Company

121 SW Salmon St


Oregon United States

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